While DIY’ing can cost less, you have to ask yourself, “Are seamless gutters worth the price of doing it myself?” A huge project like installing gutters carries a lot more potential costs than just money, such as stress, possibility of injury, improper installation, or even damaging your own house or gutters.
First, a quick rundown of seamless rain gutters:
- The only joints are in corners.
- They are much easier to clean.
- They have a much smoother flow than regular segmented gutters.
- The lack of segments means drastically reduced occurrence of leaks.
- They come in very long sections measured to fit your individual house.
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Of course, seamless rain gutters are more expensive than regular segmented gutters. They are also more difficult to transport and move in general. You’re going to need a lot of friends, ladders, and time to get seamless gutters properly attached. Back to the question of “Are seamless gutters worth the price of doing it myself?”
If you aren’t an experienced professional, there’s a very high chance you could improperly attach the gutter, damage your own roof, or even seriously hurt yourself trying to install seamless gutters. The price of hiring professionals is likely much cheaper than a medical bill.
Installing seamless gutters on your own is a hard thing to justify merely to avoid the cost of hiring professionals. Consider all of the risks involved even in regular gutter installation, let alone seamless gutters, which are much more difficult to install and work with in general.
With DIY-ing it this time being inadvisable, let’s ask “Are seamless gutters worth the price, period?”
The answer to that one is much more positive and a lot less likely to hurt you. Seamless rain gutters, once they are installed, require much less maintenance and upkeep. Additionally, they are much cheaper in the long run than regular gutters, since they’re less likely to fail, leak, need repairs, or any other problem that plagues standard segmented gutters.
This is due to the nature of their seamlessness. With no connections outside of the corners and the downspout, there’s much less chance of water escaping, as well as nowhere for debris like leaves and other gutter-gunk to get caught and build up. They need to be cleaned, still, but far less often than standard gutters.
Should You DIY Rain Gutters?
To summarize, in order to DIY-install your own seamless rain gutters, you’d first have to buy seamless rain gutter sections (which are extremely long as well as difficult and expensive to transport), measure your house (which involves a very long tape measure and a ladder), get a large team of friends willing to install a rain gutter, cut your own sections out, break out half a dozen ladders… so on and so forth. Very time consuming, very stressful, and dangerous for the inexperienced.
Seamless gutters installed by professionals will require much less maintenance and upkeep than regular gutters in the long run. Therefore they are also cheaper in the long-term, even with the cost of hiring a professional gutter installation team. The professional team, for not much more than you’d have to spend doing all of this yourself, saves you massive amounts of stress, time, potential risk of injury to yourself and damage to your home. Best of all, seamless gutters can increase the value of your home.
If you need help on how to find a professional team to install your seamless rain gutters, read this guide. Essentially, you should shop around for the best price, the best options, the best reputation, and the best customer service you can find in your area, in order to get the best experience possible during your rain gutter installation.
Let the Professionals at Integ Help
One of the best companies for seamless gutter installation in the South Bay area is Integ Roof and Gutter. With a reputation for excellent quality and dedication to the job at hand, Integ Roof and Gutter is committed to delivering the best possible gutter installation experience for the fairest price. Don’t risk an improper installation or damage to your home- contact a professional and save yourself the headache.
The Integ Roof and Gutter team is available to answer any questions you might have about gutter installation.
Contact us today, and get a free quote.